Chariots and Horses
Chariots and Horses
The foolishness of trusting in any process and answer of man continues to be manifest.
That which is true is being revealed.
That which is untrue is being made evident.
It you trust in money, power, possessions, process, program, your ability, your mind, your skills, your experience, etc. etc. then you will be greatly frustrated.
Great will be your fall.
As I have asked repeatedly, in what/whom do you trust?
What is your source of strength?
What is your source of courage?
Too many professing believers have put their trust in the things of this world.
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At the time of this writing, the stock market...one indicator of economic circumstances… is down 200 points...close to half overall of what it was a year ago.
What we are experiencing is nothing new.
It is simply the fruit of the plans of man.
Hear the Word of the Lord…
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Our society places trust in chariots - “Detroit” ring a bell?
We trust in “horses” ...the “strength” of “financial institutions” and the like.
But, read on…
16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
Salvation is not to be found in the strength/number of a host.
Man will not be delivered/rescued by his strength...regardless of how strong.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord .
Yes! The Lord gives us strength and courage. He provides what we need. But, our safety is not to be found in such. Safety is in the Lord.
Look at what happens when the Lord offers his protection and rest, only to be rejected.
15 For thus saith the Lord God , the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
18 And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
The Lord in His grace and mercy will wait.
31 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord !
5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord .
Trust in the Lord.
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